Anthony Cabot

Distinguished Fellow in Gaming Law, William S. Boyd School of Law
Advisor, International Center for Gaming Regulation at UNLV
Expertise: Gaming law, Sports wagering, Gaming regulation, International casino law, Internet gaming, Problem gambling


Anthony Cabot is a Distinguished Fellow in Gaming Law and serves on the Board of Advisors for the International Center for Gaming Regulation at UNLV. Cabot has also been an active member of the Gaming Law Advisory Council at the William S. Boyd School of Law since 2009.

Before joining the university in 2018, Cabot was a private practice gaming attorney for 37 years and received multiple awards, including recognition by Best Lawyers in America for gaming law from 2004 to 2017.

He has authored or co-authored numerous books and chapters on gaming law, including Sports Wagering in America, Policies, Economics and Regulation (2018), The Law of Gambling and Regulated ‎Gaming: Cases and Materials (2d 2015), Practical Casino Math (2d ed. 2005), Casino Credit and Collections (2003), International Casino Law (3rd ed. January 1999), and Federal Gaming Law (1999). He also co-edited Regulating Land-based Casinos (2d. 2018) and Regulating Internet Gaming: Challenges and Opportunities (2013).

Cabot is an honorary president and serves on the academic council to the Asia Pacific Association for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming, an organization made up of professors from the entire Asian region including Taiwan, Japan, China, Macau, and Australia. Additionally, he is a founder and past president of the International Masters of Gaming Law, past president of the Nevada Gaming Attorneys Association, past general counsel to the International Association of Gaming Attorneys, an appointed member of the Governor's Advisory Committee on Problem Gambling for the State of Nevada,  and director and vice president of the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling (2009-present).


  • J.D., Law, Arizona State University College of Law
  • B.A., Social Service, Cleveland State University

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Anthony Cabot In The News

Nevada Current
Americans bet an estimated $511 billion each year with illegal and unregulated sportsbooks, iGaming websites and other games, at the expense of taxpayers and the legal gambing industry, according to a new report from the American Gaming Association, which wants the U.S. Department of Justice to crack down.
The New York Times
Years before he became a controversy-courting media icon, gambling promoter, liquor pitchman and pizza reviewer, David S. Portnoy was drowning in debts.
Las Vegas Sun
W estgate Las Vegas SuperBook oddsmaker Jay Kornegay believes his sportsbook will someday have a presence in California. It just won’t be anytime soon, thanks in part to a recent decision by voters in California against legal sports betting.
Las Vegas Review Journal
UNLV professor Anthony Cabot has authored or co-authored 12 books on gaming law during his 37-year career as an attorney. But the legal expert, who holds the title of distinguished fellow of gaming law at the William S. Boyd School of Law, has surprised even his closest friends with his ability to create sculptures.

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